Born in Landstuhl, Germany, on July 21, 1974, Darren Le Gallo has a career in the arts and entertainment industry. After completing his BA in Painting in 1996 from Abilene Christian University, he has shown his paintings in galleries across the United States. He also has pursued acting roles in series such as ‘Six Feet Under’ and films like ‘Pennies.’
Daren Le Gallo’s Career
Le Gallo’s artistic pursuits extend to various forms. As a painter, his works, sold online and exhibited in prestigious galleries such as New York’s Bold Hype Gallery and Santa Monica’s Bergamot Station, have themes of surrealism and expressionism. He also uses music to express his creativity and shares his projects on SoundCloud.
Darren’s acting career began with his first on-screen role in the TV series ‘Six Feet Under’ in 2001. His acting credits include appearances in ‘Pennies,’ ‘Date Night,’ and ‘Then We Got Help.’ Darren also made his directorial debut with the dramedy film ‘Sam & Kate,’ which he also wrote.
His Relationship With Amy Adams
The love story of Darren Le Gallo and Amy Adams is one for the ages. The couple first met in an acting class in 2001. Here is how Amy remembers the day Le Gallo asked her out:
“I got to know him outside of class. And I just found him to be such a genuine, caring person. And assertive! He demanded that we go out on a date. He said, ‘I know you’re getting over this [other] guy, but I’m taking you out on Wednesday.’ And I was like, ‘And so you are!”
Their relationship blossomed over the years, leading to their engagement in April 2008. They welcomed their daughter, Aviana Olea Le Gallo, on May 15, 2010. The couple tied the knot on May 2, 2015, in a private ceremony in Santa Barbara, California.
While Le Gallo has his own career in the arts and entertainment, he also credits Adams for supporting him. Explaining how she encouraged him to create the movie ‘Sam & Kate,’ the artist said:
“I had a different project that I was trying to get off the ground, and, honestly, it was my wife that was like, ‘You need to write your next thing.’ So I had started to assemble the characters and such for this, some of it being lifted from my childhood growing up in the Bible Belt in Texas. Over time, it started to come together.”
He also added that Amy’s support for him isn’t limited to their careers:
“My wife’s support has meant everything to me throughout our relationship. She has really good instincts. Our partner’s support means a lot to us.”
According to Amy, Darren is supportive of her as well:
“He’s not competitive with me. He has a wonderful talent, and there aren’t many people in the world who are like that, and he does not think that my success is his failure. He just doesn’t see it like that, and I don’t either.”
In another interview with the Guardian, she candidly said that her husband is an ‘extremely competent caregiver’ who tries to keep their family together:
“We have a friend who told him, ‘I couldn’t do what you do, I really couldn’t.’ What, show up for your wife? That’s really sad. But, you know, he has sacrificed a lot. But he travels with me and helps to keep the family together, and I really do appreciate that. But I don’t value it because he’s a man doing it; I value it because he’s my partner… My husband is an extremely competent caregiver.”
Le Gallo and Adams have graced various red-carpet events, first appearing together at the 2006 Academy Awards. Following Adams’ rise to fame with movies like ‘Enchanted,’ Le Gallo also received media attention as her partner.